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by Harold_V
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 61
Views: 9746

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

I have never really had luck with any so called penetrating oils when removing rusted hardware. The best luck I have ever had was heat and once broken loose any kind of thin oil that will help with lubrication when turning the hardware. My opinion? You've come down with mental health. It's absurd t...
by Harold_V
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific

Chris,
I don't mean to walk on a post intended for Anthony, and I'm sure he'll chime in when he has the opportunity, but the tool you see in those pictures is an edge finder. Likely with a ½" body and a .200" diameter sensing end.

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by Harold_V
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Brass
Replies: 28
Views: 1617

Re: Brass

Yep! And you're still here to talk with us. I dunno. Maybe science is trying to err on the side of safety, but it seems to me that we have given up way too much in the name of safety. I can't help but wonder if, maybe, we instilled a little common sense in folks instead of depriving them of useful t...
by Harold_V
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant

Thanks. That had to be a fulfilling project. Amazing what a guy can do with a little talent with his hands.

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by Harold_V
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1483

Re: Welding Machine

The manual for the McIntosh MC2KW says it has two power supplies, each with its own AC source. Apparently, you have to put them on separate circuits. One wonders how audiophiles feel about that. You can't just plug stuff into the wall. You have to use special cords and power conditioners and specia...
by Harold_V
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1483

Re: Welding Machine

My opinion is audiophiles who purchase fancy speaker cables are being taken. I agree. I ran #10 stranded THHN to my shop. Haven't hooked up the speakers yet (way too much to do that matters), but I expect I'll have no issues. Why should I? I ran the same wire in my stereo room, and it performs to m...
by Harold_V
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant

That's downright nice! Especially considering how it was built.
At what pressure do you operate the boiler?

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by Harold_V
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1483

Re: Welding Machine

BDD----are you familiar with McIntosh?

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by Harold_V
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Since I have acquired a test dial indicator that reads 0.0005" I have come to appreciate elasticity and the fact that Young modulus is not infinite has it appears to from daily experience. Finger pressure onto beefy structures result in appreciable deflection. Every piece of the machine that appear...
by Harold_V
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Thanks for the added info guys! Harold - While I won't argue with what you regarding rigidity when the tool post overhangs the top slide, I have to wonder how important it is when turning aluminum. Perhaps yes? maybe not? Not nearly as important as it would be for a guy turning tough materials. Tha...
by Harold_V
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1483

Re: Welding Machine

Could be a marketing ploy... like buying a 110V vaccuum cleaner that says it's 5.5 HP. It along the same line as claiming a home stereo amplifier produces 1000 watts output. Yeah, right... :D Have you checked McIntosh of late? They offer one that exceeds 1,000 watts. https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/pr...
by Harold_V
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

I have no way to measure carriage movement; so I keep the compound at zero so I can use the dial to measure the length of a cut or bore. Since it won't be very accurate, I use the carriage for cutting once the dimension is established. this gets me to within +- 0.2mm quickly, which is usually close...